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Court Sacks Ubah from Senate

Court Sacks Ubah from Senate

2020-01-17 13:43:15

A federal capital territory high court in Kubwa, Abuja, has nullified the election of Ifeanyi Ubah as the senator representing Anambra south. Justice Bello Kawu ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to withdraw the certificate of return issued to Ubah and to issue a fresh certificate to Obinna Uzoh, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party as the senator elect of the district. The court had in 2019 given the same pronouncement in the suit filed by Uzoh challenging Ubah’s victory on the grounds that Ubah presented an alleged forged National Examination Council certificate to INEC. But Ubah approached the court… continue reading


Sultan of Sokoto insists farmers-herders crisis not religious or ethnic

Sultan of Sokoto insists farmers-herders crisis not religious or ethnic

2020-01-17 13:39:09

The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammed Abubakar has insisted that the farmers-herders crisis in the country has no religious, ethnic or political connection but simply an economic issue. This is as he said the political class has the proclivity to give every issue of insecurity ethnic and religious colouration for their own political agenda. Speaking at an event in Lagos, the Sultan who said it is high time governments at all levels stopped paying lip service to the issue of environmental degradation and pollution, said the shrinking land resources has triggered to the seemingly unending confrontation between farmers and herders as… continue reading


PDP to stage protest over Imo Guber seat, insists judiciary has failed  the common man

PDP to stage protest over Imo Guber seat, insists judiciary has failed the common man

2020-01-17 13:34:50

Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party have resolved to stage a protest across the streets of Abuja over the recent verdict of the Supreme Court that sacked one of its governors, Emeka Ihedioha. The party’s national chairman, Uche Secondus, stated this in Abuja today during the party’s emergency National Executive Committee meeting. Secondus said the aim of the protest is to impress it on Nigerians that injustice has been done to the party. According to him, the declaration of Hope Uzodinma of the ruling party, APC, as the Imo State governor is a miscarriage of justice. He said although justice… continue reading


MURIC alleges of plans by South-west governors to turn ‘Amotekun’ into a Christian militia

MURIC alleges of plans by South-west governors to turn ‘Amotekun’ into a Christian militia

2020-01-17 13:30:07

The director of the Muslim Rights Concern, Ishaq Akintola has accused governors of the south-west of recruiting only Christians into Amotekun, the regional security outfit. In a statement today, Akintola alleged that an ongoing recruitment by the security outfit has mandated applicants to submit birth certificates registered only in churches. The director of the organisation said only one out of the six governors in the region is a Muslim. He alleged that the five Christian governors are ganging up to turn Amotekun to a crusader militia. continue reading


Nigeria acquires helicopter gunships to fight Boko Haram, bandits, others

Nigeria acquires helicopter gunships to fight Boko Haram, bandits, others

2020-01-17 13:26:38

President Muhammadu Buhari today held a crucial security meeting with his military chiefs and other heads of security agencies. At the end of the meeting, an attendee told journalists that they critically looked at everything and are satisfied with the progress” being made to tackle the security challenges. The Chief of Air Staff, Sadigue Abubakar, also told journalists at the State House in Abuja that the air force has acquired two helicopter gunships as part of the equipment to tackle the criminals including armed bandits in the North West. Nigeria is battling with various forms of armed gangs and criminals… continue reading


YIAGA Africa accuses Supreme Court of inflation as PDP Holds Emergency Meeting

YIAGA Africa accuses Supreme Court of inflation as PDP Holds Emergency Meeting

2020-01-16 16:53:09

The YIAGA Africa says the Supreme Court inflated the number of votes in its judgment on the March 9, 2019 governorship in Imo State by 92,597 votes. The nation’s apex court had on Tuesday declared Senator Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress as the winner of the election in the state after sacking Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party. However, reacting to the judgment, the Executive Director of YIAGA Africa, Samson Itodo, said while the full judgment of the Supreme court on Imo is being awaited, the Returning Officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission should not have… continue reading


Dapo Abiodun Demands for Appointees Resume

Dapo Abiodun Demands for Appointees Resume

2020-01-16 16:48:35

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has ordered all political appointees in his administration to submit their academic qualifications and curriculum vitae, for scrutiny. The order was contained in a circular signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Tokunbo Talabi. The statement emphasized that the submission must be made available as soon as possible. The order is coming barely a few weeks after a Commissioner-Designate, Sidi Osho, was sacked from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, over alleged misconduct. She is also alleged to be enmeshed in a controversy surrounding her professorship qualification and status, a development which made it difficult… continue reading


Miyetti Allah says South-west may lose 2023 presidency because of ‘Amotekun’

Miyetti Allah says South-west may lose 2023 presidency because of ‘Amotekun’

2020-01-16 16:43:59

The Miyetti Allah Kaute Hore has asked south-west governors to give up “Amotekun”, its regional security outfit. The attorney-general of the federation, Abubakar Malami had declared the security outfit as “illegal” but governor of Ondo state, Rotimi Akeredolu insisted that the region will go ahead with the initiative. But in an interview, national secretary of the group, Alhassan Saleh, described the security outfit as political. He advised the south-west to give up the idea of running the security outfit as it could affect the region’s chances of producing the next president. Saleh said his group agrees with the AGF that… continue reading


Buhari rues number of out of school children, child marriage

Buhari rues number of out of school children, child marriage

2020-01-16 16:38:04

President Muhammadu Buhari says he is disturbed by the number of out-of-school girls in the country. Buhari spoke today while inaugurating the headquarters of the federal ministry of women affairs in Abuja. A statement by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, quoted Buhari as saying that it is the collective duty of all to ensure that “mothers of today and tomorrow are educated, encouraged and empowered”. The president promised that his administration will sustain its efforts to end child marriage and improve girl-child education in the country. He therefore asked the ministry to continue to champion and coordinate all matters relating to… continue reading


Former minister of communication insists APC will not get votes in 2023 over internal wrangling

Former minister of communication insists APC will not get votes in 2023 over internal wrangling

2020-01-09 16:48:18

Former of communication, Adebayo Shittu says the All Progressives Congress may find it difficult to get votes in 2023 if the party fails to resolve its internal issues. Shittu spoke in Osogbo when he featured on a programme organised by the association of veteran journalists, Osun state branch. He also described the speculation that President Muhammadu Buhari will be seeking a third term as idiotic. He said the Buhari factor increased the popularity and acceptance of the ruling party in the last two general elections. Shittu, who had aspired for Oyo state governorship seat in the 2019 elections, was disqualified… continue reading


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